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Grand Central Bakery & Cafe

1444 NE Weidler St, Portland, OR 97232-1409
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Ranked #99 of 3,550 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery, Vegetarian
Good for: Outdoor seating
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
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90% Recommend
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Grand Rapids, MI
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We loved the coffee and croissants there. A very nice selection of pastries. The lunch menu looks worthy of going back if I am in the neighborhood at that hour.

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Granite Bay, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We have been eating here every time we travel to Portland from California. The breakfast sandwiches are pretty good and some of the bread is good. In particular we like the Como bread. The biscuits are a little dry ax well as some of the hand pies, etc. service is pretty good. The place is convenient and has plenty of... More

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Portland, Oregon
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88 reviews 88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I have been eating at Grand Central Bakery for years. And I have never been disappointed in their sandwiches or their sweet treats. My favorite sandwich is the turkey/chutney. But their seasonal specials are always good. But do save room for one of their cookies. I cannot always find a good bakery at the coast; therefore, I like to "stock-up"... More

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Our first visit to the SE 13th st. store was great. My wife got a very good tuna salad sandwich and I tried their Monkey Muffins (delicious.) We're going back tomorrow or the next day. If I lived in Portland, I'd spend way too much time and money at this bakery.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

I visited this place when I was going through the neighborhood. I have a wicked sweet tooth but very discriminating, so not every sweet gets the thumbs up. The manager offered me a treat of my choice on the house..saying that he was sure I would be back after I ate it. All I can say is that he was... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Stopped by for lunch. Get a sandwich on their fresh bread. You'll enjoy it. Nothing to jump up and down about, but good. If the line is really long, I don't know if it's good enough to wait too long for. Also, not expensive, but about a good dollar a sandwich more than it should cost.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Amazing biscuits, house-made pork sausage, farm fresh eggs, & Americanos! Killer tomato chutney & raspberry jam to go with super friendly Portland smiles! Loved it.

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Seattle, Washington
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111 reviews 111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We were in Portland staying with some local friends and on our nice walk down to Oaks Park stopped at the Sellwood location. The night before we'd had bread, whole wheat Goldendale and a baguette...excellent. Today we got sweet stuff: a bread pudding muffin, some triple chocolate and oatmeal raisin cookies and a maple bar danish. All got "really good!"... More

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299 reviews 299 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Multnomah Village has a good share of truly excellent places for breakfast and lunch. The Grand Central Bakery is one with its selection of rolls, honeybuns, soup and sandwiches. We often go just to buy bread, especially the olive bread. They have very limited parking and it is not easy to get in and out. Park down next to John's... More

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122 reviews 122 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Staff were very pleasant and the place was clean. The sandwich bread was soft and fresh, the fixings pretty good albeit sparse, they were out of cinnamon buns and pumpkin muffins (it was only 11am), the almond croissant was not so good (considering price of 3.50) as they cut the croissant in half and spread almond paste on the bread).... More

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